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. >>> still ahead at 5:00. standing by her man. rupert murdoch. tonight, a closer look. >>> a woman's drowning goes unnoticed for days. now, police released the surprising reason it happened. >>> students here in baltimore city head overseas. i'm jessica kartalija. i'll have their stories next ,,, >>> it's just observe 5:30. 92 degrees and sunny. good evening and thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the things people are talking about tonight. >>> a federal judge gives the go-ahead to a lawsuit by the marine's family. the city of baltimore could be forced to pay millions for the officer's action. >> -- officer tshamba was leaving a mount vernon nightclub when he shot the unarmed marine 12 times with this police-issued weapon in a dispute over a woman. while tshamba awaits sentencing, a lawsuit by the victim's family moves full speed ahead in a federal court. this ruling allows the police department, the police commissioner, each the mayor, to be sued under a federal law for failing to stop an officer. >> there were several things that should have raised the red fla
reports from london. >>> it's a stunning defeat for rupert murdoch's media empire. news corps is withdrawing its bid for the lucrative british satellite company company. thises and just hours after britain's phone hacking scandal hit the parliament. >> what is happening is graceful. and has to be addressed. >> british lawmakers had planned an afternoon vote to force murdoch to back away from the take overdeal. but newscorps folded first. yodz murdoch came under attack, after revelations his tabloids, the fuse of the world, hacked into the phones of murder and terror victims. the scandal has also embarrassed the prime minister. known for a cozy relationship for the media mogul. police arrested colson last week, accusing him of lying about the hacking whale he was editor of the tabloid. >> what they want us to do is sort out this firestorm. >> reporter: a small group protested outside of murdoch's home. as a car sped past cameras. members of parliament could question murdoch, his son james, and niewps corps ceo brooks next week. >> and murdoch is still leaving the door open to b
screening. the fbi says there is no investigation that it was for an intended attack. >>> rupert murdoch's entire media empire is now threatened. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal that took down rupert murdoch's "news of the world" could be spreading to his are the papers. there are now reports, journalists working at other irvetd -- international papers, including the sun and the times, hacked into bank accounts and credit cards. >> cannot go on like this. there will have to be some kind of massive, massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible. >> reporter: murdoch is still supporting his embattled ceo, rebecca brooks. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking cover-up that happened on her watch at news of the world. >> reporter: london's daily mirror tabloid is hitting murdoch with more claims of corruption, including 9/11 victims. it claims an exnew york city cop says rupert's paper offered to pay him. >> they were in hot water for hacking into the phone of millie dowler. >> reporter: police say journalists from news of the world h
two separate probes and promised tighter rules for britain's free-for-all press. >> mr. murdoch? >> rupert murdoch sits on top of the media enterprise that runs news of the world. >> reporter: the news of the world has been an institution in britain for 168 years. but the people we spoke to say it was time for the murdoch family to pull the plug. >> unbelievable that something like this has been going on for so long. >> yeah. i'm glad news of the world is now closing down their paper. >> reporter: some media watchers believe the shutdown is calculated. because murdoch is trying to secure a major deal to take over british sky broadcasting. if the deal is blocked, it could cost him billions. rita nissan, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: investors have reacted to the scandal scares. they closed down 7% in today's trading. that's more than a billion dollars in lost revenue. >>> president obama says the continuing debate over the nation's debt is now contributing to the sluggish economy. the president said the uncertainty has caused businesses to hold back on investments and creatin
. it centers around the son of newscorps ceo rupert murdoch. two say they told murdoch, the eavesdropping practice was widespread. james murdoch recently told parliament he was only aware of one doing it. prime minister david cameron called for them to ask more questions. >>> a fiery morning crash, involving a tour bus and a tractor-trailer, closes down parts of the threw way. police say they were trying to reenter the highway when it was hit from behind. the driver was rig and more than 30 people on the bus were taken to the hospital. two of them are in critical condition. >>> a bizarre robbery is caught on video, at a florida liquor store. watch as these two women shove bottles of wine and liquor under their skirts. owners say this is the second time these two women have stolen liquor from the store in this way. >>> time for a quick look at some of the stories that you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. reports from the dew tour in ocean city, where ironically, skateboarding is against the law. >>> catching up with michael phelps who is in china preparing for th
. investigators are looking into whether jawrnlists at rupert murdoch's news of the world, listened into kes operate conversations families had with police after the 2005 attacks. it also tapped into the account of missing 13-year-old millie doweller, not only listening to her voice mail, but deleting messages from frantic messages. the activity on the phone gave her family hope that she was still alive. >> this is disgusting, disgraceful. there are no words to describe how awful it is to the parents. >> reporter: the new hacking allegations are infuriating the british public. prompting an emergency government session and calls for an immediate investigation. >> we're talking about murder victims, potentially terrorist victims, having their phones hacked into. it is absolutely disgusting. >> when the scandal first broke, the targets were mainly celebrities like mick jagger, eric clapton, gwyneth paltrow, and hugh grant. >> i think there is a national revulsion here about what they did. >> reporter: at the center of the controversy is rebecca brooks who headed up the tabloid for years and is
be spreading to the u.s.? tina kraus reports for wjz from london. >> reporter: rupert and james murdoch say they will let british lawmakers grill them about the phone hacking scandal. the british media mogul and his son first refused to testify. but then parliament slapped charges on them. >> the parliamentary panel is digging into allegations. reporters hacked the phone of murder and terror victims. they've already interrogated senior police officers, accuse of taking money from journalists, sniffing for stories. >> british police are still making arrests in the hacking scandal. the latest suspect is a former editor for news of the world. >> the newscorps scandal is now showing signs in america. showing whether they bribed officials. lawmakers aspect also want to know if others may have had their phones hacked, too. >> there's really no reason to believe, given what's going on in britain and how this is mushrooming, that there aren't going to be similar episodes here. >> murdoch is known as the dirty digger in the uk. now, the media billionaire is trying to dig himself out of the scandal t
. >>> media titan rupert murdoch decides to shut down his british tabloid newspaper. the presses are about to stop for the paper that sells nearly 3 million copies a week. >> reporter: news of the world will present print its last edition this sunday. fallout from the phone hacking scandal is shutting down rupert murdoch's 168-year-old barometric pressure -- paper. reporters are accused of breaking into the voice mails of victims. murdoch's staff said the news of the world is in the business of holding others in account but it failed to hold itself in account. british parliament even held an emergency session. >> london's police forces are now under investigation, for allegedly taking bribes from reporters looking for tips. >> reporter: the latest victims of the hacking appear to be former boyfriends of princess diana, lawyers of james hewitt, and lawyers for dodi fayed believe they hacked the phones. >> anybody that was aware of it and knew it was going on should face criminal charges. >> reporter: now a newscorps deal to take over british sky broadcasting could also fall apart. >> until
's unraveling murdoch's empire. the whistle-blower who blew the news of the worldwide open has been found dead. >> reporter: the reporter who blew the whistle on alleged phone hacking at the news of the world has been found dead in his home in england. police say sean horre's death does not appear to be suspicious. the development comes on the same day as the london police officer resigned. asis tapbtd commissioner john yates decided not to reopen an investigation two years ago into allegations the paper was hacking phones -- assistant commissioner john yates -- >> my conscious is clear. >> reporter: yates' resignation comes in the heels of the discovery. >> the inquiry must go to wherever the evidence leads. they must investigate without fear or favor. >> reporter: murdoch's former ceo rebecca brooks will likely face punishing questions from lawmakers when they appear before parliament tuesday. brooks was arrested over the weekend and released on bail. she spent hours answering questions about what she knew about hacking while she was in charge. >> she is not guilty of any criminal offense. >
scandals. british lawmakersmakers have asked murdoch and rebecca brooks to appear at a hearing next week. today, police testified the paper did not fully cooperate with an investigation of the tabloids, back in 2006. this comes just as former prime minister gordon brown accuses another news corps paper of illegally obtaining his son's medical record, after he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. >> to have your children's privacy invaded like that, and particularly when the child isn't well is heartbreaking. i absolutely will not rest until we get to the bottom of these problems. >> reporter: one of the journalists facing charges, previously served as cameron's communications director. >> today, the british government called on murdoch to withdraw his bid to british sky broadcasting, which would give news corps an even bigger slice of the british media. >>> following her not guilty verdict, casey anthony has signed a book deal. protestors are disgusted, saying anthony does not deserve to be paid for her story. after factoring in time already served, anthony will walk free this sunday. >>>
, remains a major focus in the investigation. >>> man who threw a shaving cream pie at rupert murdoch faces major punishment. he threw the pie last week. today, he admitted the crime when he appeared in court. he was convicted of assault and causing harassment and will be sentenced next week. >>> dramatic video today of the suspected drunk driving accident in new york. watch as a cargo van runs a red light and slams into the side of a bus in long island. the bus then went flying into the side of a mcdonald's. no one was seriously hurt in this accident. police say the driver of the van was intoxicated and driving without a license. >>> a strange sight to drivers along the massachusetts turnpike. the wind is to blame for the unexplained hot air balloon landing. six pilots found themselves coming down low over the roads. everyone on board stayed calm and waved at the passing drivers. the balloon touched down about 100 feet from the highway. thank goodness no one was hurt. >>> well, it might be the world's most expensive car crash. a driver in monte carlo single- handedly caused the pileup invo
. parlparliament grilled -- parliament grilled hupert murdoch. they are accused of hacking the voice mails of murder and will terror victims. the government-backed v investigations will look into allegations that eavesdropping was in others too. several journalists were on the panel. helping to expose corrupt practices. >> reporter: police investigations are also under way into hacking and bribery within the force. scotland yard is defending its officers. >> reporter: let me reassure you. corruption is in no way endemic, within the police service, or within the metropolitan police. >> reporter: the acting commissioner says he regrets police officers is allowed senior executives at news international to wine and dine them. he says an ethical adviser is now instructing the force, as scotland yard works to repair its reputation. >> reporter: in london, tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: once the public hearings begin in september, britain's prime minister has given the panel 12 months to produce its first report. >> reporter: the woman who accused dominique strauss-kahn of sexual a
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